The town of Jefferson was everything I imagined from the pictures. From the antique stores, to the general store, hotels, and restaurants. Quiet, quaint, and wonderful getaway with that tad bit of excitement from the ghost stories and history. Our first night was at the The Excelsior House in the "Jay Gould" room. I love the charm of the hotel and how it has that untouched feeling. A step back into the past! The room had that slight old smell (not over bearing as other posts mention) and the dark look but that was what I was wanting to creep me out. It added to the ambiance to the tales of ghosts. The furniture pieces, size of the room, and feel was beautiful. This is how luxury would feel back in the late 1800's. This is the feeling I wanted. Love it! The wood frames of the beds and armoire were gorgeous. The beds were okay. Soft, clean sheets and pillows and clean bathroom. Can't ask for more from me. The only reason I didn't give a 5 star is the internet is spotty. It was hard to watch a spooky movie from my Netflix account. The staff was friendly and attentive. The hotel is like a little museum so take some time to visit the parlor and read about the history there. WARNING: because this is an old building the floors can be uneven in certain spots. If you have vertigo be warned! Mine was off the chain but I still had a great time. They only ghostly thing (and I like to dismiss a lot of things) was I was awaken in the middle of the night by what sounded like a candy wrapper being opened near my side of the bed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The oldest and most historic Hotel in the entire State of Texas. Currently owned by The Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club. 15 Historic rooms. Desk Manager on duty 24 hours a day ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Excelsior House Hotel Jefferson